Best day trips from Rome

Lazio's most charming small towns


Our favourites tours Outside Rome.

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“The VIP hilltop town of Tivoli”

  • 6 hours with our local tour guides.

  • From € 560 for 1 to 4 people.

Kids up to 5 years old are free.

  • Tour Pack includes: private transfer from guest’s hotel with driver. Attractions tickets are not included.

  • Highlights of this tour: Villa Adriana and Villa D'Este.

  • Timetable: in consultation.

“Ostia Antica:

New York in the times of the Romans”

  • 4 hours with our local tour guides.

  • From € 390 for 1 to 4 people.

Kids up to 5 years old are free.

  • Tour Pack includes: private transfer from guest’s hotel with driver. Attractions tickets are not included.

  • Highlights of this tour: the archaeological area of Ostia Antica.

  • Timetable: in consultation.

Further information about these tours:

  • English, Italian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Korean, Russian and German languages

  • Solo Traveller and all age groups (included: family with kids&teen; senior disabled, students and couple travellers).

  • Group Size: private max 10 people and small group max 20 people

  • Tours by: private transfer

  • Good to know: wear comfortable and low-heeled shoes.

Lazio Region Map with Tivoli and Ostia Antica

ALTERNATIVE TOURS:

You can combine these tours with a Foodie tours.
This includes a Road-Food-Stops that could be: coffees; pizza+gelato; aperitif and restaurant dinner (at the end of tour). Tour duration will be 1 hour extra.

For families, we're providing the Kids Friendly Tour is designed to suit the needs of children from 6 years up. The tours become a Children's learning and fun experience. Kids and Parents can enjoy educational content together.

Explore Tivoli and Ostia Antica

Well, Rome is full of attractions and so it will be hard to tear yourself away from the city.

But, we will try our best to give you a good reason to do so.

Firstly, all our Outside Rome touring packs include a guided private tour with personal pick-up from your hotel in Rome. Then, you can choose from two truly unique destinations: Tivoli or Ostia Antica are both within day-trip range of the capital.

The Villa Adriana is a monumental living complex created in the 2nd century A.D. by the Roman emperor Hadrian that even today continues to display the richness and great power of Roman Empire. It uniquely brings together the best elements of the architectural heritage of Egypt, Greece and Rome in the form of an 'ideal city'. This Villa has fascinated and inspired whole generations of architects and designers – and still does so today.

Tivoli.
Just some 40 minutes trip from the Capital is the hilltop town of Tivoli, a fascinating site where ancient Romans and the aristocratic Renaissance families escaped away from the sultriness of the city of Rome.

 

Tivoli is home to two Unesco World Heritage Sites: Villa Adriana, the colossal country estate of Emperor Hadrian, and the 16th-century Villa d'Este, a Renaissance villa with spectacular landscaped gardens and water works in mannerist and baroque styles.

Villa d'Este will astound you with its florid Mannerist frescoes and extravagant garden fountains which are a wonderful and unrivalled example of 16thcentury Italian-style garden. It is also a masterpiece of hydraulic engineering because the fountains rely on natural water pressure which come from the River Aniene.

Ostia Antica

At 30 km from the capital, at the mouth of the River Tiber, one can visit the Ancient Ostia excavations, the original seaport city of ancient Rome. To give you an idea of the importance and the prestige of this city, especially around 2nd century BC, it can be compared to New York city of our times. Ostia was a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multireligious city where over one million people lived. It was a thriving town buzzed with markets and fairs and exchanges whose its entire economic activity revolved around  the harbour. Today, this archaeological area, in excellent state of preservation, is considered as one of the finest and astounding ancient Roman sites which are on a par with anything you’ll see in Rome.

Let you soak up the atmosphere of these charming small towns!

Ostia gives the visitor a better idea of how the Romans lived and built their cities over 2,000 years ago. Ostia is rather like a ghost town abandoned where you can stroll among the ancient buildings, bars, bakeries, public toilets, theatres, squares, climb to the top of apartment buildings called insule and let yourself be surprised by the magnificent frescoes and impressive mosaics. Our expert local guide will help bring history to life. The site is also very spread out, so be prepared for a fair amount of walking and, of course, be ready to enjoy charming tales of past civilisations and a beautiful natural setting.

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